NASA adds 4k core SGI ICE system

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SGI announced today that NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) has just added new Altix ICE gear to support advanced research aimed at transforming America’s air transportation system.

SGI logoWithin its Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), NASA faces rapidly escalating demand from scientists for computer time and associated resources to store and manage the results of their computational analyses. To meet that need, the agency acquired an SGI Altix ICE blade system powered by 4,096 Intel Xeon processor cores and 4 Terabytes (TB) of memory. NASA also purchased a new SGI InfiniteStorage 10000 solution capable of managing 240TB of data — an amount three times larger than the entire print collection of the Library of Congress.